NBC to shut down Breaking News service and app on December 31st

NBC’s Breaking News service is shutting down from December 31st. The service, which offered apps for Office 365, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile among others, was a news app which promised to deliver the hottest news right to your action center and keep you up to date with the latest news has run out of money and is now being forced to close.

In a note to its writers, the firm announced the closing of the service and promised integration with NBC’s mainline services.

Breaking News has built up a large following among journalists, government workers, industries whose success depends on accurate and fast news, and news junkies of all types from around the globe. Unfortunately, despite its consumer appeal, Breaking News has not been able to generate enough revenue to sustain itself. We have therefore made the difficult decision to close its operations so that we can re-invest that funding into NBC News’ core digital products to help us achieve our ambitious goals for those businesses.

Breaking News will cease operations by the end of this month. Cory Bergman and his incredibly talented team — in Seattle, LA, Chicago, New York and London — will remain with the company until late January, and we will be using the time between now and then to try and find new roles for each of them, in News or elsewhere at NBCU. We will also be working with Cory and team to incorporate the best of Breaking News’ features into other NBC News products.

If you still want to download the app, you can get it from the Windows 10 Store below:

Breaking News
Breaking News
Developer: NBC News Digital LLC
Price: Free

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